Friday, 27 April 2018

Autumn art

The Autumn side of the beehive
Its Autumn and the trees are in wonderful colours of red, yellow and orange. 
When I drive through our country side of the Moutere I enjoy the golden colours of the vineyards and the hazy blue mountains in the background. I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place.
Our son Paul and his wife Emma are opening soon a new business called Honey and Cacoa in Arrowtown, near Queenstown selling New Zealand honey and chocolate.
I am painting a beehive with the four seasons and have just finished the Autumn side.
The scene of the painting is in Arrowtown.
The beehive will be placed outside the shop.

Yesterday I did a creativity session at our local resthome and hospital.
Working with pastels colouring in autumn leaves.
Art is such a relaxing activity for people suffering from dementia, really being in the moment.

A little bit of joy and colour in the day.


  1. Hi Marijke, thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I can imagine that you miss the European history being so far away, but New Zealand must be a beautiful place to live. Love the beehive you are painting, that will be a good advertisement for what is being sold inside. The art with the old people is wonderful, it is something I did regularly before I retired. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Awesome artwork! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lovely art work! I also go into an assisted living facility to help with crafts. I either help them make beaded bracelets or make greetings cards to give to their visitors. I had not thought of pastels as something they could work with. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Your bee hive is beautiful.

    Such a lovely thing that you do with art classes.

  5. I adore your artwork. And the picture of the little old lady holding up her artwork with that smile...ah, that was wonderful. :D

  6. Funny that it's autumn now at your side of the world :-) What a great idea to paint the beehive for the new shop. It's looking great! Interesting too that creativity session with the people suffering from dementia.

  7. Beautiful! Your Autumn painting is exquisite, so colorful, uplifting and powerful!Wonderful work you are doing with those with dementia..amazing! Thanks for sharing!
    happy PPF
    Victoria #24

  8. Just wonderful! Lovely bright colors, and such a great idea! Love the shop your kids are going to open as well.

  9. Ohhh this is a fantastic piece. I love these photos of the people working on their art and the joy is such a great gift.

  10. Beautiful art. Bless you for helping these great people. Art is fantastic under your wings. Blessings, Janet

  11. How lovely you are to share your time in art with the elderly. Beautiful works have been created.


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